Checking in With the Sisters – Fatherhood, Redefined

Lolli here…

With Father’s Day just around the corner (are you ready yet??), most of us probably have Dad on the mind. As I was browsing our sister sites today, I found this post on 5 Minutes for Special Needs by Heather that really touched me.

Fatherhood, Redefined

My life changed drastically the day we adopted Jack. I just didn’t know how much it was changed.

We struggled to have our oldest child. She was born early, but healthy. Shortly after her birth, I had a large lump removed from my breast. 2 months after that, I had a complete hysterectomy. We knew we would never have another biological child, and we weren’t even sure we wanted to adopt at that point.

However, when J turned 5, she started questioning us about babies and why she couldn’t have a sibling. Our hearts began to change, and by the time J was 6 and a half, we had prayed enough, thought enough, and felt strongly enough to complete a home study and begin the adoption process.

The day I met Jack was surreal. I won’t go in to the details, because, quite frankly, it’s a bit disturbing. To this day, I struggle with my feelings….

Finish reading this post…

Photo of Father holding baby hands by Lolli.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom writer, Lolli. You can find Lolli blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.


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